Bicyclist left hooked by functionally blind driver on Halsted Street


Left hook

What happened

Driver was parked and started to pull out of space. There were no cars in front of him so he pulled straight forward then went left into the driving lane, across the bike lane. He used no signal and his windows were fogged. I doubt he saw me. I had to slow quickly to let him get in front.

Suggested improvements for this location: Obviously a protected bike lane is optimal. But drivers need to pay attention. I also think the Divvy lights (I was on Divvy) could be brighter.